Chris Christie Invokes Bill Clinton in 'Wide Open' GOP Race

“No one knows what's going on in this race at all,” the governor told "GMA."

ByABC News
February 8, 2016, 7:43 AM

— -- A day before voters go to the polls in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, Chris Christie said he believes “the race is now wide open” and pointed to Bill Clinton as evidence.

“No one knows what's going on in this race at all,” the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said on “Good Morning America” today.

“We sense real momentum on the ground for us. We're looking to run right through the tape on Tuesday,” Christie told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

Christie continued to hammer Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, whose momentum Christie sought to upset in Saturday night’s debate by attacking the Florida senator on stage for repeating the same talking point several times.

“The fact is, he's never accomplished anything of any note in the United States Senate,” Christie said of Rubio.

Since the debate, Rubio has only doubled down on his original talking point. "I'm going to say it, again," Rubio told a crowd in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Sunday morning, again arguing that President Obama wants to change America.

Though the polls show Christie languishing in the single-digits in New Hampshire a day before voting, Christie has made the case that his performance in this weekend’s debate shook up the field and harked back to Bill Clinton’s 1992 comeback in the Granite State.

“Everybody told him the night before New Hampshire primary, he was going to be in single-digits and was finished,” Christie recalled. “He came in second place and his campaign went on to win the nomination. So, let's remember a little history.”